This weekend's fight between Tyson Fury and David Haye has been postponed.

The announcement was made at the weekend after Haye suffered a cut in training with his Croatian sparring partner.

Haye has apologised for the delay, saying: “Mentally, I'm on the floor at the moment. I'm devastated most of all for my loyal fans, my family and my team, as well as Tyson Fury and his team.”

The fight was due to take place Saturday September 28 but will now be postponed until the cut received by the former two-weight world champion heals. The 32-year-old was odds on favourite to win the fight against the former commonwealth champion.

The statement released by Hayemaker boxing said the cut just above Haye's eyebrow required 6 stitches that had to be left in for up to seven days, meaning he could no longer safely take part in the fight.

The fight will be re-scheduled as soon as Haye is deemed medically fit by the surgeon who stitched the cut following the incident in training. Haye’s last fight was against fellow heavyweight Dereck Chisora in July 2012 and he has since pulled out of another fight against Manuel Charr due to a hand Injury.

The fight hotly-tipped to be one of the fights of the year was agreed after both competitors took part in a war of words after Haye published a video calling out Fury.

Haye's comments earlier in the month now seem quite ironic as he claimed his sparring partners would make Fury look silly in the ring. Now, it would appear that they’ve made the former champion look slightly silly just a week before the scheduled fight.

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